Would You Take This Survey?

“No matter where you go in life, always keep an eye out for Johnny the Tackling Alzheimer’s patient.” Click here if this opening line leaves you confused.

Did you watch Scrubs?
I did, almost like a religion. But not in a way that would cause Kel to lose his job. We don’t want that.

I took myself out on a coffee date yesterday, sat down with actual paper and tried to make a list, a really Meta type list.

I wrote headers like: “What was I put here to do?” “What energizes me/What am I drawn to?” And “What trips me up / what do I struggle with?”

I’m 33 now, and I’ve learned a lot of things, here are 32 of them.

Yet sometimes, once in a while I feel as though I’m back at square one, like I know nothing about myself at all.

Usually I look outside myself for answers, I check out what other people are doing and try to mirror them or wait on them to tell me what they see. I love collaboration, and so even in my healthiest rhythms I’m going to run my ideas and thoughts past my people.

But I can’t tackle my identity out of my friends over text messages, voxer or a cup of coffee. They know things, but it’s not on them to figure it out.

I’m learning that in these moments, I’m not actually starting from scratch, but actually honing in, getting specific and digging deeper.

For instance, I blog, I’m a blogger, I don’t think I want to walk away from that but so often I feel like I don’t know what THE BEST thing to post on my blog is, so I post nothing at all.

I’ve been blogging for years, it’s honestly hard for me to know how long. I started to write about grief after my Mom died, I’ve written about ministry, family, faith, church planting, food, parenting struggles, love and beautiful scars.

I want to keep going but I am going to ask for you help. I’d like to know what you love to read about, how often you come to this site, what you think of when you reflect on this space.

Basically, I love to write and I am going to share what I’m passionate about, but I’d love to know what’s the most helpful to you and hone in on that.

So here’s a survey, if 10 of you took it I’d be thrilled, if 25 people take it I’ll do a happy dance…If we break 100 I’ll post a video of me happy dancing to the song of your choice.

And I’m an embarrassingly bad dancer.

Create your own user feedback survey

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Also, if you have thoughts or comments that go above the FREE 10 question survey, would you leave them below in the comments section?

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  • Magdalena Macinska

    I always have a mental blockage concerning filling in surveys, but wanted to say I enjoy reading your blog very much. The posts about faith, about your family, about grief and finding hope, about your self discovery… There is alot of gentleness and honesty at the same time for me in this blog. I also like the little perks of humour.

    I have a feeling that if you simply continue going with your intuition about what you want to write that will be already enough for me :)

    • http://www.leannepenny.com Leanne Penny

      Thank you Magdalene (BEAUTIFUL name!) your description of my writing is truly encouraging and something I will keep dear to my heart… and maybe even tack to my bulletin board for inspiration.

  • Mark Allman

    You do a great job blogging and i don’t think you should ever hesitate about posting as you always have great things to say. A great sense of humor as well. So count me as blessed that I followed Joy Cannis over here back in 2012 and found such moving and beautifully written essays on life. The series Joy participated in was great… .the Beautiful Scars one. Alot of moving stories told through the tears of grief.
    Thanks Leanne.

    • http://www.leannepenny.com Leanne Penny

      Thank you MARK! I, too, am blessed and thankful that you came over that fateful 2012 morning. You’re one of my best regulars!